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Haleakala National Park

Pipiwai Trail

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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
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Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
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My partner and I braved the supremely annoying Road to Hana a second time specifically just to return to this area and hike the Pipiwai Trail. We had originally planned to take the Back Road to Hana, but part of the road was closed, so we were forced to redo the entire Road to
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We enjoyed this hike, but I'm not sure I would do it again. For starters, we didn't do our research to know that the Road to Hana is what it is. (600 hairpin turns, anyone??) We wanted to do the hike because it was so highly recommended and came at it from the south end of Maui.
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It is about two miles one way and most of it can be muddy and rocky. There is not a decked path until you get about 3/4 of the way there. I will say the Bamboo forest is pretty amazing and the waterfalls at the end were pretty good but they do not allow you to go to where the
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Beautiful hike to see the waterfalls!! The first part of the trail is through the woods and is approximately one mile. Shortly after you pass the huge banyan tree you'll enter the bamboo forest, which was amazing! And then you end at the waterfalls, which are absolutely
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Great day hike. The bamboo forest is super cool. The waterfall is worth the hike. Lots of parking if you get there earlier in the day. We arrived at the park around 9:30 am. Well worth the drive past Hana.
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